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Transfer custom UI settings (quick access toolbar) to another computer.

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04-11-2014 09:21 AM

Ok, I've done my due diligence and searched until I'm blue in the face, but I can't find a relevant post so here's my question.

 

I have to go to Cheyenne, WY (from Denver area) on Monday to work in our office there (on one of their computers, I don't have a laptop), on Revit MEP 2013.  I know how to, and have, exported my shortcut key settings, but what would really be helpful is if I can somehow transfer my quick access toolbar settings.

 

I hate the ribbon, and have about 95% of all the buttons I ever use copied onto the quick access toolbar.  It will slow me down if I can't have that in Cheyenne on Monday.

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just copy from/to the file UIState.dat (copy past the following text in Windows Explorer Address bar or WinKey+R %userprofile%\Autodesk\Revit\ next select the folder for your flavor of Revit in my case the file is in C:\Users\nmysorewala\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 %userprofile% is a builtin variable in windows that enumerates to the Appdata Roaming folder %temp% is another one that you can use to go to the current user TEMP folder in a jiffy. just type in the address bar.

And, for the masses, it should read %AppData%\Autodesk\Revit\ to get you to the right place.

 

I just took the time to modify my home setup, so I guess I can just use this one instead of having to get my boss involved.

 

This should not be so difficult to figure out.  If Autodesk is going to provide a means (such as it is) to modify the user interface, then there should be an EASY way to transfer those settings to another computer.  I don't know, say a button in the options dialogue, on the USER INTERFACE tab, that says "Export Customizations", with a button next to that that says "Import".

 

If that seems a bit much to ask, then it should be documented in the help, such that a search for "transfer user interface" would come up with the information.

 

 

 

 

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Nauman.BIMologist.Mysorewala
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Re: Transfer custom UI settings (quick access toolbar) to another computer.

04-12-2014 07:51 AM in reply to: chiefbraincloud
just copy from/to the file UIState.dat (copy past the following text in Windows Explorer Address bar or WinKey+R %userprofile%\Autodesk\Revit\ next select the folder for your flavor of Revit in my case the file is in C:\Users\nmysorewala\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 %userprofile% is a builtin variable in windows that enumerates to the Appdata Roaming folder %temp% is another one that you can use to go to the current user TEMP folder in a jiffy. just type in the address bar.


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04-12-2014 12:27 PM in reply to: Nauman.BIMologist.Mysorewala

Thank you very much for the information.  Unfortunately I have to be in Cheyenne at 8:30 AM on Monday (130 mile drive from my house) and it would add 25 more miles (through the worst morning traffic in Denver) to go to the office and get it now.

 

I guess I could try to get my boss to email it to me on Monday morning.

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Re: Transfer custom UI settings (quick access toolbar) to another computer.

04-12-2014 01:11 PM in reply to: chiefbraincloud

And, for the masses, it should read %AppData%\Autodesk\Revit\ to get you to the right place.

 

I just took the time to modify my home setup, so I guess I can just use this one instead of having to get my boss involved.

 

This should not be so difficult to figure out.  If Autodesk is going to provide a means (such as it is) to modify the user interface, then there should be an EASY way to transfer those settings to another computer.  I don't know, say a button in the options dialogue, on the USER INTERFACE tab, that says "Export Customizations", with a button next to that that says "Import".

 

If that seems a bit much to ask, then it should be documented in the help, such that a search for "transfer user interface" would come up with the information.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Transfer custom UI settings (quick access toolbar) to another computer.

04-12-2014 01:26 PM in reply to: chiefbraincloud
Yes it should say %APPDATA%. my mistake.


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